"THERE ARE FOUR CARS THE DRIVER MUST KEEP IN MIND AT ALL TIMES: THE CAR AHEAD, THE CAR BEHIND, THE CAR AROUND THE CORNER, & THE CAR HE IS DRIVING. IF HE DRIVES SAFELY IN RELATION TO THESE CARS, HE WILL BE A SAFE DRIVER."
Beginning with aerial shots and shots from the ground of biplanes flying in formation, this film lectures about automobile driving safety. Putting the viewer in the driver's seat, it cautions against several likely-to-occur scenarios, reminding the driver to keep in mind the aerial view of the car formations around him. The same scenario seen from the drivers point of view is re-played with animations using model cars and shown from above.
Three biplanes fly in a line
Bi-plane flight formation flying
Aerial shot of country landscape, a diagonal road cutting across the grid pattern
Aerial shot of a busy road, pedestrians crossing the road
A white Chevrolet, parked by a brick building, the driver's seat door opens independently
A driver hand signalling out the window
Shot driving down the street as if the viewer is the driver
Animation sequences from above of car maneuvers
From driver's seat, approaching a man reading the paper on the corner in front of a drug store, man waves, framed by the passenger window
Four cars driving closely together down a two-lane road
January 29, 2016 Subject:
Let's see an aerial view...
Defensive and smart driving is shown here with somewhat boring results. The seemingly clever Jem Handy practice of showing vehicle trickery (see 'Around The Corner' ) before the actual show to distract the audience is used here, this time with airplane formations. The same formations are then weakly explained with automobiles. But all it is is a crsh course in driving safer. Not too exciting.